Chelsea manager Emma Hayes avoided addressing criticism over her comments towards Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall by reciting a Robert Frost poem and discussing a lesson she shared with her son.

By the Numbers
  • Hayes accused Eidevall of "male aggression" after the Conti Cup last month.
  • Hayes shoved the Swedish manager after the final whistle when he approached her to shake hands.
Yes, But

While Hayes deflected questions, Eidevall criticized her conduct as "irresponsible" in response to her accusations.

What's Next

The focus now shifts to the upcoming game on the weekend, with both managers emphasizing the need to move forward and maintain control over their behaviors.

Bottom Line

Hayes' avoidance of addressing the criticism by reciting a poem and focusing on her son's advice underscores the importance of maturity and composure in handling conflicts.